Time is running out? (X-men – Extermination #4 Comic review)

Extermination Part Four

Writer: Ed Brisson

Artist: Pepe larraz

Color: Marte Garcia

Cover: Mark Brooks

Letters: Joe Sabino

What you need to know:
Ahab using the twins has turned Nightcrawler, Shatterstar, and Logan in Hounds. This results in Ahab setting them to kill the original X-men, Nightcrawler almost drowns Cyclops. Cannonball has to beat Shatterstar to a pulp to save Jean. X-force locates Young Cable and strike.

What just happened?
Ahab wants confirmation that Cyclops is dead and using his dreadnought of a ship plunges towards the depth of the ocean to find out, but it appears his agenda for mutant kind is only just beginning.

Cannonball arrives at the Mansion to find the remaining X-men in a sorry state of affairs and that the other half of the team have been turned into Hounds. Meanwhile the rest of X-force are bombarding young Cable, however, Jean does not agree with the plan to kill each other and takes charge using her telekinesis to separate them and the tubes hold her friends in the air.

We finally get some answers on the reasons why adult Cable was murdered, but the strange thing being he is Cable and the same thing will happen to him one day, lets get our head around that, also why is Ahab is so keen to kill one of the original Five, we also find out why kid Cable needed Mimic.

Its all out war under the sea has the End Game approaches.

Final Thoughts

There is a certain poetry when it came to this penultimate issue, we are finally seeing the ultimate fate of the original five and why them being in the present is completely wrong and also if they are not in the past the ripples will be devastating.

I am digging the action, the good use of the characters to tell this well-structured story, the art from Pepe is on point as he captures some amazing action scenes and delivers some originality especially in the final scenes.

This was another fantastic issue with a shocking conclusion and well worth a read, I am looking forward to seeing how Ed wraps up all the loose ends to reset the timeline.

 

 

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Paul Smerdon

Paul Smerdon

I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul
Summary
Time for the Original X-men to go home but will they leave in a body bag or as they once were.
Good
  • Shocking Ending
  • Finally some answers
  • Great use of charaters
  • Ahab makes the ultimate move
  • Mistakes are mate and the price is too high
8
Great
Artwork - 8
Character Devlopment - 8
Cover Art - 8
Stroyline - 8
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I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul

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